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Sunday, 27 August 2017

One Dead And Dozens Hurt As #HurricaneHarvey Leaves Huge Wreckage In Texas (Photos)

Hurricane Harvey hits Texas with 130mph winds
Hurricane Harvey has claimed its first life as one person is dead and 14 more are left injured after the Category Four hurricane slammed into Texas on Friday night. The storm barrelled through the state’s southeast region with 130mph winds and the Lone Star state is now bracing for catastrophic flooding due to five feet of rain. 


Eight million people were warned the worst is yet to come, as hundreds of thousands of shell-shocked Texans on the Gulf Coast began to pick up the pieces after Harvey destroyed homes and businesses. The state is facing a clean-up bill of $40billion and more than 300,000 people are left without power. With streets flooded and strewn with power lines and debris, authorities warned the storm's most destructive powers were just beginning. Governor Greg Abbot warned Texans to stay away from rising water, noting that currents can be swifter than they appear. Turn around, don’t drown. Don’t risk your life,' he said at a news conference Saturday afternoon. 'The most important thing all Texans can do is to put your life and the protection of your life first and foremost.'
More than 20 inches of rain fell and another 30 more could be expected. Pctured: Jennifer Bryant looks over the debris from her family business, Bryant's Auto Sales, destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in Katy, Texas


A mobile park is destroyed after Hurricane Harvey landed in the Coast Bend area on Saturday in Port Aransas, Texas
A mobile park is destroyed after Hurricane Harvey landed in the Coast Bend area on Saturday in Port Aransas, Texas

Texas has been left reeling by Harvey after the monstrous storm slammed into the state Friday evening as a Category Four hurricane. Pictured: Jacque McKay walks through the apartment complex where she lives after she remained behind when Hurricane Harvey swept through Rockport
Texas has been left reeling by Harvey after the monstrous storm slammed into the state Friday evening as a Category Four hurricane. Pictured: Jacque McKay walks through the apartment complex where she lives after she remained behind when Hurricane Harvey swept through Rockport
Texas utility companies said more than 300,000 were without power and the seaside town of Rockport, 30 miles north of Corpus Christi was hardest hit as the storm. Pictured: A contractor walks over fallen debris from Hurricane Harvey on Saturday in Missouri City, Texas

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